Alfredo Angulo has not had it easy in boxing or life but his hard road to the top is what makes him so tough and so likable to fight fans. It might enable him to upset Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.
Sergio Thompson learned Sunday of his opportunity to face Ricardo Alvarez as the replacement for injured WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday’s Canelo-Angulo undercard. On Thursday he learned the fight might be on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Alfredo Angulo’s trainer, Virgil Hunter, said he’s got a feeling Saturday’s event will be more about what the fighters do in the ring than what is said in the corners, and implored the referee to “just let them go.”
Canelo Alvarez said the time for talking is over at the final press conference for his Saturday showdown with Alfredo Angulo. The Mexican star says he’s ready for Angulo and hopes to give fans an entertaining fight.
Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and other combatants on the ‘Toe to Toe’ card squared off onstage for the last time before Saturday’s opening bell at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“The only area where [Carl Froch] betters me is taking a beating,” says a supremely confident George Groves as he looks toward the historic May rematch with Froch at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson will replace the scheduled bout between Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo on Showtime Pay Per View if the jailed Molina is not released in time for Friday’s weigh-in.
Referee Laurence Cole was the third man in the ring for Orlando Salido’s victory over Vasyl Lomachenko last Saturday, a role some have criticized as favoring the winner. Cole gave his thoughts on the fight to RingTV.com.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s final press conference for the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo pay-per-view event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, site of the Saturday’s stacked card, starting at 1:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 p.m. ET.
Carlos Molina was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday. However, his IBF junior middleweight title defense against Jermall Charlo is still scheduled for Saturday.
Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo have been respectful during the build up to their showdown on Saturday but a day after arriving to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the two began to talk about how they will win the fight. Both plan to do so with power punching.
English heavyweight David Price will return to the ring on March 29 against Ondrej Pala on the undercard of Marco Huck’s WBO cruiserweight title defense against Mirko Larghetti in Germany, Sauerland Promotions has announced on Wednesday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be fighting at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the ninth straight time and for the 12th time of his career when he meets Marco Maidana on May 3 in defense of his RING and WBC welterweight championships.
Nihito Arakawa won over American boxing fans with his courageous effort against Omar Figueroa Jr. last July in his U.S. debut. The Japanese warrior returns to the U.S. on Saturday when he faces Jorge Linares in Las Vegas.
The May 3 showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather announced the news on his Twitter account and RingTV.com has confirmed it with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer rates Danny Garcia as boxing’s third-best fighter behind pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Ward, and Garcia agrees.
Rustam Nugaev against Marvin Quintero will headline this week’s edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, and the victor could jump to contender status.
Showtime will air the second episode of ‘All-Access: Canelo Vs. Angluo’ tonight on at 10 p.m. ET/PT in advance of the pay-per-view clash between former RING 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo on March 8.